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It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately

Kauer, Michaela and Pfeiffer, Thomas and Volkamer, Melanie and Theuerling, Heike and Bruder, Ralph
Suri, Neeraj and Waidner, Michael (eds.) (2012):
It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately.
In: Sicherheit, GI, Darmstadt, Germany, In: LNI, 195, ISBN 978-3-88579-289-5,
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Abstract

<span style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; ">Most studies in usable security research aim at a quantification of persons, who – depending on the subject – fall for phishing, pass on their password, download malicious software and so on. In contrast, little research is done to identify the reasons for such insecure behavior. Within this paper, the result of a laboratory study is presented in which participants were confronted with different certificate warnings. Those warnings were presented when the participants tried to access different websites with different criticality (online banking, online shopping, social networks and information sites). Besides quantitative analyses of participants who were willing to use a websites despite the warning, the main focus of this work is to identify reasons for their decision. As a result of our study those risks are identified which were unacceptable for most participants to take and thereby might help to prevent unsecure usage behavior in the web by rewording warnings according to the perceived risks.</span>

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Editors: Suri, Neeraj and Waidner, Michael
Creators: Kauer, Michaela and Pfeiffer, Thomas and Volkamer, Melanie and Theuerling, Heike and Bruder, Ralph
Title: It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately
Language: English
Abstract:

<span style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; ">Most studies in usable security research aim at a quantification of persons, who – depending on the subject – fall for phishing, pass on their password, download malicious software and so on. In contrast, little research is done to identify the reasons for such insecure behavior. Within this paper, the result of a laboratory study is presented in which participants were confronted with different certificate warnings. Those warnings were presented when the participants tried to access different websites with different criticality (online banking, online shopping, social networks and information sites). Besides quantitative analyses of participants who were willing to use a websites despite the warning, the main focus of this work is to identify reasons for their decision. As a result of our study those risks are identified which were unacceptable for most participants to take and thereby might help to prevent unsecure usage behavior in the web by rewording warnings according to the perceived risks.</span>

Title of Book: Sicherheit
Series Name: LNI
Volume: 195
Publisher: GI
ISBN: 978-3-88579-289-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0038
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